- 73 years old
- Date of birth: Apr 4, 1942
- Date of passing: Sep 24, 2015
|Let the memory of Morounmubo be with us forever|
This memorial website was created in memory of our mum, Morounmubo Oyelakin, 73, born on April 4, 1942 and passed away on September 24, 2015. We will remember her forever.
"A year today that you left us; the pain of your demise is still very fresh in my heart. Sleep on my Darling sister."
"Mummy... it is still unbelievable that you are gone but our consolation is that you are in a better place! You left behind deep long lasting memories of love, joy, sacrifice and passion. You were a true hero! We will forever remember and keep these memories in our hearts. We will love you forever and always!"
"Indeed precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints.
You have fought a good fight and finished your course. It is left for those of us who remain to work out our salvation with fear & trembling. We trust the Lord to keep us standing in Him so that together we may rejoice in His presence on the Resurrection morning. Sleep on dear mum until that glorious morn!"
"You were my Nursing Director when I was a nursing student, I remember you telling my lecturers and other nurses on the wards I was placed on rotation, that if I was mistreated in anyway they had you to answer to! That made me the envy of UCH. You were disciplined and yet very warm. You will be greatly missed but thank God for all the lives you impacted positively."
"I'm glad I had the opportunity to know you albeit, at the end! You were special indeed and I'll never forget you! Thanks for the warning text you sent Aare and I in February, mandating us to see you before it was too late.... May your soul rest in peace!"
"Mummy, your sense of humor was amazing. No dull moment with you. Still remember the last time we saw you at UCH, you still managed to crack our ribs with your funny anecdotes. May your gentle soul rest in peace and may the good Lord comfort, preserve, protect and bless all your children and grandchildren and every member of your household in Jesus name"
"She was full of life and glamour.. Highly intelligent. I enjoyed every moment I spent with her, enjoyed her gist and warmth. Mummy, continue to rest in the bosom of our Lord Jesus Christ. You will be missed."
"Mummy, what can I say! All the years I knew you, you were a support, a source of encouragement and a wealth of wisdom. It was a shock when you left, but knowing you and the life you lived, I trust that you are now singing and dancing with the angels in the court of the Lord Himself. Your grandchildren Tami and Toni miss you. Tami says you had so much fun together and she would miss your visits. Sleep on dearest Mother and adieu till the resurrection morn!"
"I only knew you for a very short time, but it was a memorable one that is not forgetable. You did not take me as your son-in-law but as your son. We had wonderful time together along with your daughter my loving wife. Mummy rest in the bosom of the Lord."
"I sit here for minutes thinking what to say in this eulogy to my dearly beloved auntie and for a lasting memory, Mummy Morounmubo, (yes, she was my aunt, but for her motherly and caring ways, I called her Mummy Mubo). If one is supposed to provide the nuclear and extended close family, readers, friends, past medical and nursing staff members of University College Hospital Ibadan (with which she worked with for decades amongst other many other places she worked) and all other audience with stories and memories that made Mummy Mubo special to me, I will not only seek to write a most befitting eulogy for reading into eternity, my aim also will be to write a eulogy to mummy Mubo, with the hope that it will help to provide some closure for her transitional journey for all of us who loved her and wish to cherish her memory. I want to express my thoughts, and emotions in the following small narrative about Mummy Mubo to reflect on her caring, hospitality and kind nature:
I recall that I was young, but not too young not to remember when Mummy Mubo used to frequent our house. I used to admire her in her immaculately white, starched and ironed nurse's uniform whenever she called either on her way in or from work, most times with shopping bags of provisions in hands for us. 'Mama, how are you and everyone' she would say. 'I'm not stopping for long, have you heard from Sister Morenike lately, I just want to drop these on my way ......' she would add, giving mama Abideck (multivitamins drops) and Sunday-Sunday medicines (anti-malaria tablets) and discretely handing over an envelope to my Grandmother. 'Don't say this is little, please manage it. These are for the children (meaning me and my siblings) and there are some of your medicines in there too' she then gave us the once over, and dismissing us to go and play with some Cabin biscuits and Tom-Tom sweets in our hands, we would then go to play, leaving the adults to have some privacy for their small talks with brilliant smiles on our faces. When she left she would say 'Mama I'll see you in the weekend or later' and after some pleasantries she would leave.
I also recall that whenever I was naughty, my nan would say to me 'I'll report you to your Mubo' for being naughty or not doing well enough in school, I would be terrified for her stern looks (feigned displeasure and 'talks') when she came round. 'Bunmi come with me to the car' she would say, while I followed her to her Volkswagen Beetle .... knowing that I was in for a big telling off. Mummy Mubo used to reward good behaviour with praise and biscuits and sweets, but chastised sternly for misbehaviour.
I can cite other instances of her encouragement, push and support for me to do well and her felicitation when I did well, but better not now. I grew up to always remember her words to me. 'If you listen and do as told, you will do well in life. Bunmi, you will remember my words later in life and will thank me for them', she said to me on several times. How prophetic she was then?
Mummy, I thank you for instilling in me all those good attributes that I now use when dealing with my children and grand son.
My mummy, Mubo, was a kind and generous person who passed away too young, even at 73years old (how we wish she lived forever!). She was a strong person and this strength shone through during her time on earth. I learned a lot from mummy Mubo. I learned how important family is and enjoyed spending time with relatives. I learned an appreciation for the good behaviour and emulating good things from others around me. I learned how important a strong work ethic is and how remaining positive can help me get through life’s biggest challenges.
I love you so much and wish that we had more time together. I will cherish all of the great memories we had and will carry your values with me. You will be missed by all and your memory will live in us all forever.
Mummy Mubo, E sun reoo. Rest in perfect peace in the bosom of the Lord Jesus Christ.
For ever in my mind,
"My mentor, my friend and my godmother, I will always remember the time we spent together, your love, caring and support all times, you make me see this world as something approachable and succedably if handle it well, I believe you are in the right hand of our Lord Jesus christ. Sleep well."
"Shock and disbelief pour over me on hearing the news. Now I know nothing last forever, even if it's good or bad. Your gentle smile dears you to my heart. I take solace that you are in heaven and pain as well as sadness has ceased to exist. I pray God's glorious light shine upon you. Good bye my dear aunt. Rest well."
"My mummy.....as I normally called you.
I wish this accolades are to be written and read to your hearing on your 75th and 80th birthdays but if wishes were horses, a beggar will ride it. Man proposes but God has the final say.
However, I was introduced to you over one and a half decades ago at a wedding. I will never forget your hug and kisses of that first day. That was an everlasting experience that will forever remain in my memories as long as I live.
Ever since then, you have taken me as your adopted daughter, a confidant and a friend. You have been my Mentor, Crisis intervention, motivator and a mom that kept me awake on phone whilst driving home after a stressful day or night at work. No one could replace the vacuum you created in us.
You loved all and sundry, you are a hardworking mother, and a giver, even when you do not have, you would still give out the little pocket money of yours to those in need. I wish you live longer as your mother, great grandma Emure but God loves you most.
I remembered your care towards my biological mother when we both spent our holidays with you in 2013. You treated Maami as your sister and friend. The friendship we shared was beyond any human comprehension, it was divine.
I personally will miss your calls, jists and laughter. Hunnnnnnnn what a life....?
Sunre ooooo my sweet mommy.
Your adopted daughter."
"Mubo, or Mubus, as I called you Words fail me but it would be a great disservice if I did not add a few words to your tribute. You were not only a true sister but reliable friend. Since you left us I have tried very hard to remember even one occasion when we argued and failed even though we were close in age. I wii continue to cherish our love and the respect we shared. The Adefemi family will deeply miss your fearlessness and readiness to be wherever you were needed. Mubo,God only knows why he called you home when he did. I miss you lots. It is well."
"There are people who were sent to this world to serve and give love, encouragement and support for others. Mama was one of those people. She was strong and very loving. Thank you for the love you shared with us all. Thank you so much. So many stories and memories that you've created in our lives. These wonderful memories will never be forgotten. Rest in peace."
"My Sister and my Confidant, after the death of my father in 1961, God sought for someone to raise and train me as a little boy. You made yourself willing and available despite your All Encumbrances surrounding your meager salary then.
God used you to lay the foundation of my academic growth
You were more than a sister, you were my Father Figure
I was hoping to bequeath Love and Care on you till your Grand Old Age
Unfortunately Death truncated that plan midway
I cherish the much we were able to do together while you were on this part of eternity.
Sleep On My Mentor!!! Sleep On My Father Figure!!!"
"My mum, my hero! It's still hard to believe you're gone for now. I always believed there was no problem you couldnt solve for me. Thanks for everything. Am glad I took after you. You were disciplined and kind. Iya Nurse as many called you, adieu till resurrection. Abiyamo tooto! Mother of many children."
"I can't believe you are gone. I see you everywhere I turn. Thank you for a life devoted to cheering me on to achieve. Great has been your help and great has been it's effect on my journey. Thank you !"
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